WORKERS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/WORKERS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Utah day laborers lining up for more ‘doing’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57806652-90/contractors-customers-depot-guards.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57806652-90/contractors-customers-depot-guards.html.csp">Utah day laborers lining up for more ‘doing’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lee Davidson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-21T07:00:59.668-06:00">Updated Apr 21, 2014 07:00AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The woman stops for breakfast at McDonald’s by Home Depot on 2100 South near I-15 in Salt Lake City. But she parks near a cluster of day laborers seeking work standing along the busy street’s sidewalk. They quickly surround her car holding up one finger — asking in Spanish and English if she wants one worker. Some hold her car-door handles, ready to hop in if she gives the signal, as they seek an edge in fierce competition for scarce work. The woman is now wide-eyed and panicky. A young securit...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57806652@www.sltrib.com Mon, 21 Apr 2014 07:00:59 MDT Fracking foes cringe as unions back drilling boom http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57841837-200/drilling-jobs-gas-local.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57841837-200/drilling-jobs-gas-local.html.csp">Fracking foes cringe as unions back drilling boom</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By KEVIN BEGOS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-20T17:04:10.031-06:00">Updated Apr 20, 2014 05:04PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Pittsburgh • After early complaints that out-of-state firms got the most jobs, some local construction trade workers and union members in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia say they’re now benefiting in a big way from the Marcellus and Utica Shale oil and gas boom. That vocal support from blue-collar workers complicates efforts by environmentalists to limit the drilling process known as fracking. “The shale became a lifesaver and a lifeline for a lot of working families,” said Dennis Martire, ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57841837@www.sltrib.com Sun, 20 Apr 2014 17:04:10 MDT Chinese trade group to mediate shoe factory strike http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57836146-79/workers-trade-factory-security.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57836146-79/workers-trade-factory-security.html.csp">Chinese trade group to mediate shoe factory strike</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-20T17:22:18.334-06:00">Updated Apr 20, 2014 05:22PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Beijing • Chinese police hauled away dozens of workers Friday to break up a march on a factory complex targeted by tens of thousands of laborers striking against the world’s largest maker of athletic shoes, while a government trade union said it would mediate the labor dispute. More than 40,000 workers went on strike this week against Yue Yuen Industrial (Holdings) Ltd., bringing production to a halt at the manufacturer, which makes shoes for companies including Nike and Adidas. About 1,000 work...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578361462014-04-20T17:22:18.334-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-20T17:22:18.334-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57836146@www.sltrib.com Sun, 20 Apr 2014 17:22:18 MDT Budget office: Wage boost would cost firms $15B http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57832794-79/budget-office-wage-billion.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57832794-79/budget-office-wage-billion.html.csp">Budget office: Wage boost would cost firms $15B</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ALAN FRAM</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-17T13:14:02.223-06:00">Updated Apr 17, 2014 01:14PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • A Senate Democratic bill gradually increasing the federal minimum wage to $10.10 hourly would require private businesses to spend $15 billion more in salaries when it takes full effect in 2017, the Congressional Budget Office estimated Thursday. The nonpartisan budget office’s estimate could be used as ammunition by Republicans, who largely oppose the measure because they say it would drive up business costs. But it could also be beneficial to Democrats because the private sector sp...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578327942014-04-17T13:14:02.223-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-17T13:14:02.223-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57832794@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:14:02 MDT Worker strike snowballs at Nike, Adidas shoe factory http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57831994-79/strike-workers-china-chinese.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57831994-79/strike-workers-china-chinese.html.csp">Worker strike snowballs at Nike, Adidas shoe factory</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DIDI TANG</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-17T11:06:44.359-06:00">Updated Apr 17, 2014 11:06AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Beijing • A strike at the Chinese factories of the world’s biggest athletic shoe maker snowballed Thursday to about 30,000 workers, a labor group said, making it one of the largest-ever work stoppages at a private business in China. Workers in the southern city of Dongguan want Taiwanese-owned Yu Yuen Industrial (Holdings) Ltd., which makes shoes for companies such as Nike and Adidas, to make social security contributions required by Chinese law and meet other demands. They’ve been striking in i...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578319942014-04-17T11:06:44.359-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-17T11:06:44.359-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57831994@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:06:44 MDT Workers strike at company that makes Nike, Adidas, other brand-name shoes http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57822169-79/workers-company-strike-factory.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57822169-79/workers-company-strike-factory.html.csp">Workers strike at company that makes Nike, Adidas, other brand-name shoes</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By KELVIN CHAN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-15T20:26:40.108-06:00">Updated Apr 15, 2014 08:26PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Hong Kong • Workers at a Chinese factory owned by Yue Yuen, the world’s largest maker of athletic footwear for brands such as Nike and Adidas, are striking in a dispute over benefits. A worker said more than 10,000 employees at Yue Yuen Industrial’s plant in the southern province of Guangdong joined the strike on Tuesday. The number could not be independently verified. A company spokesman could not be reached for comment. The Taiwanese owned company, which employs about 60,000 workers in the Don...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578221692014-04-15T20:26:40.108-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-15T20:26:40.108-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57822169@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:26:40 MDT 4 years after gulf spill, questions on long-term health http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57806525-68/health-oil-spill-cleanup.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57806525-68/health-oil-spill-cleanup.html.csp">4 years after gulf spill, questions on long-term health</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By STACEY PLAISANCE and KEVIN MCGILL</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-11T08:33:01.698-06:00">Updated Apr 11, 2014 08:33AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Chalmette, La. • When a BP oil well began gushing crude into the Gulf of Mexico four years ago, fisherman George Barisich used his boat to help clean up the millions of gallons that spewed in what would become the worst offshore spill in U.S. history. Like so many Gulf Coast residents who pitched in after the April 20, 2010, explosion of the Deepwater Horizon rig, Barisich was motivated by a desire to help and a need to make money — the oil had destroyed his livelihood. Today he regrets that dec...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578065252014-04-11T08:33:01.698-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-11T08:33:01.698-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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Union members voted overwhelmingly to give union leaders the green light to call a strike if necessary. About 800 union workers were eligible to vote, and more than 90 percent of those casting ballots backed the strike authorization, said Eldon Renaud,...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577958222014-04-09T08:30:01.566-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-09T08:30:01.566-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57795822@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Apr 2014 08:30:01 MDT Obama signs directives aimed at gender pay gap http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57792452-68/women-obama-pay-federal.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57792452-68/women-obama-pay-federal.html.csp">Obama signs directives aimed at gender pay gap</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JIM KUHNHENN </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and ALAN FRAM</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-08T20:58:09.831-06:00">Updated Apr 8, 2014 08:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • In a concerted election-year push to draw attention to women’s wages, President Barack Obama signed directives Tuesday to make it easier for workers of federal contractors to get information about workplace compensation. He seasoned his move with a sharp rebuke of Republicans whom he accused of “gumming up the works” on workplace fairness. Obama made a clear partisan appeal to women as he issued an executive order prohibiting federal contractors from retaliating against workers who...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577924522014-04-08T20:58:09.831-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-08T20:58:09.831-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57792452@www.sltrib.com Tue, 08 Apr 2014 20:58:09 MDT Construction firms worried about worker shortage http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57792271-79/construction-workers-union-group.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57792271-79/construction-workers-union-group.html.csp">Construction firms worried about worker shortage</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By COLLEEN SLEVIN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-08T16:55:45.511-06:00">Updated Apr 8, 2014 04:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Denver • The construction industry says it’s in danger of running short on workers to keep up with the demand for building projects, as employees age and more teens are pushed to go to college. To counter the effect, a top construction trade group kicked off an effort Tuesday to help bolster the employment ranks. The plan by the Associated General Contractors of America, which represents 30,000 companies, aims to draw more people into building trades by establishing charter schools focused on t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577922712014-04-08T16:55:45.511-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-08T16:55:45.511-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57792271@www.sltrib.com Tue, 08 Apr 2014 16:55:45 MDT Obama: Students need help to get ‘in-demand jobs’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57785707-68/students-obama-federal-pay.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57785707-68/students-obama-federal-pay.html.csp">Obama: Students need help to get ‘in-demand jobs’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JIM KUHNHENN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-07T16:20:28.112-06:00">Updated Apr 7, 2014 04:20PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Bladensburg, Md. • President Barack Obama on Monday announced more than $100 million in grants for two dozen schools across the country that are helping students gain work experience for what he called the “in-demand jobs of the future.” The money, which comes from fees that companies pay for visas to hire foreign workers for specialized jobs, is the result of an executive order Obama signed last year to better prepare high school students for college or for careers. Students are working on “coo...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577857072014-04-07T16:20:28.112-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-07T16:20:28.112-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57785707@www.sltrib.com Mon, 07 Apr 2014 16:20:28 MDT Survey finds widespread work discrimination for older Utahns http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57770535-79/older-discrimination-font-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57770535-79/older-discrimination-font-utah.html.csp">Survey finds widespread work discrimination for older Utahns</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By kristen moulton</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-03T17:23:15.683-06:00">Updated Apr 3, 2014 05:23PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Nearly a third of Utah residents aged 50 and older say they or someone they know has experienced workplace age discrimination in the past four years, according to a new survey. The AARP, formerly the American Association of Retired Persons, asked 500 Utah residents about age discrimination and their experiences as part of a national effort to urge passage of the bipartisan Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act. That federal legislation attempts to reverse a 2009 Supreme Court d...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57770535@www.sltrib.com Thu, 03 Apr 2014 17:23:15 MDT House GOP moves against health care law http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57769558-68/health-law-full-hours.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57769558-68/health-law-full-hours.html.csp">House GOP moves against health care law</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ERICA WERNER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-03T14:23:12.215-06:00">Updated Apr 3, 2014 02:23PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • House Republicans renewed their election-year assault on President Barack Obama’s health care law Thursday, their opposition undimmed just days after Obama celebrated news that more than 7 million Americans had signed up for coverage under the law. The GOP-led chamber voted 248-179 to change the law’s definition of full-time work from 30 hours a week to 40 hours a week. The result would be that fewer workers would get employer-sponsored health coverage and hundreds of thousands more...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577695582014-04-03T14:23:12.215-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-03T14:23:12.215-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57769558@www.sltrib.com Thu, 03 Apr 2014 14:23:12 MDT Obama: It is time to raise the minimum wage http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57743947-82/wage-minimum-raise-congress.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57743947-82/wage-minimum-raise-congress.html.csp">Obama: It is time to raise the minimum wage</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Barack Obama</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-01T17:32:01.976-06:00">Updated Apr 1, 2014 05:32PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">By Barack Obama As Americans, we believe that honest work should be rewarded with honest wages. That certainly means that no one who works full-time should ever have to raise a family in poverty. In the coming weeks, your senators will have a chance to stand up for that principle by voting yes or no on a bill to raise the minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $10.10 an hour. It’s important to remember that most workers who would get a raise when Congress passes this bill aren’t teenagers takin...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57743947@www.sltrib.com Tue, 01 Apr 2014 17:32:01 MDT Minimum wage value falling but fairness is debated http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57753222-79/minimum-wage-federal-workers.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57753222-79/minimum-wage-federal-workers.html.csp">Minimum wage value falling but fairness is debated</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ALAN FRAM</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-31T23:18:11.478-06:00">Updated Mar 31, 2014 11:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The federal minimum wage has been below what’s needed to keep a family of three out of poverty since 1980. It’s also well shy of the peak of its buying power almost half a century ago. Is the current $7.25 hourly minimum fair? Is now the time to raise it, and if so, by how much? There is no objective answer. It depends on the political slant of lawmakers or the views of economists being asked. Economic data over the minimum wage’s 76-year history doesn’t provide definitive help. It...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577532222014-03-31T23:18:11.478-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-31T23:18:11.478-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57753222@www.sltrib.com Mon, 31 Mar 2014 23:18:11 MDT Krugman: Zombie ideas stalk the economy http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57752013-82/skills-workers-gap-employers.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57752013-82/skills-workers-gap-employers.html.csp">Krugman: Zombie ideas stalk the economy</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PAUL KRUGMAN</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The New York Times</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-31T16:59:49.934-06:00">Updated Mar 31, 2014 04:59PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A few months ago, Jamie Dimon, the chief executive of JPMorgan Chase, and Marlene Seltzer, the chief executive of Jobs for the Future, published an article in Politico titled “Closing the Skills Gap.” They began portentously: “Today, nearly 11 million Americans are unemployed. Yet, at the same time, 4 million jobs sit unfilled” — supposedly demonstrating “the gulf between the skills job seekers currently have and the skills employers need.” Actually, in an ever-changing economy there are always ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57752013@www.sltrib.com Mon, 31 Mar 2014 16:59:49 MDT United Auto Workers membership grows slightly http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57748151-68/uaw-union-membership-million.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57748151-68/uaw-union-membership-million.html.csp">United Auto Workers membership grows slightly</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By KEN SWEET</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-29T18:43:40.48-06:00">Updated Mar 29, 2014 06:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • The United Auto Workers said its membership grew by nearly 9,000 people last year, the union said in a filing with Department of Labor, the fourth-straight year that the union has rebuilt its depleted ranks. UAW’s due-paying membership now stands at 391,415, compared to 382,513 in 2012. The UAW’s hit a low of 355,191 in 2009, the year when both General Motors and Chrysler filed for bankruptcy. The Detroit Three may have mostly recovered from the industry’s nadir five years ago, but th...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57748151@www.sltrib.com Sat, 29 Mar 2014 18:43:40 MDT Fast-food protests shift focus to ‘wage theft’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57699070-68/mcdonald-workers-organizers-fast.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57699070-68/mcdonald-workers-organizers-fast.html.csp">Fast-food protests shift focus to ‘wage theft’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By CANDICE CHOI</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Food Industry Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-18T16:33:00.92-06:00">Updated Mar 18, 2014 04:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Organizers of the fast-food protests for higher pay on Tuesday shifted their attention to another issue: “wage theft.” Protesters planned to rally outside McDonald’s restaurants in cities including Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles and Miami to call attention to the denial of overtime pay and other violations they say deprive workers of the money they’re owed. McDonald’s Corp. said in a statement that its restaurants remain open “today — and every day — thanks to the teams of dedicated emp...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576990702014-03-18T16:33:00.92-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-18T16:33:00.92-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57699070@www.sltrib.com Tue, 18 Mar 2014 16:33:00 MDT Rescue workers reach basement of NYC blast site http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57687454-68/blast-gas-buildings-explosion.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57687454-68/blast-gas-buildings-explosion.html.csp">Rescue workers reach basement of NYC blast site</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JIM FITZGERALD</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-15T22:48:26.467-06:00">Updated Mar 15, 2014 10:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Emergency workers sifted through debris Saturday from the site of a deadly explosion at two New York City apartment buildings as they worked to clear the way for investigators to search for clues that might reveal what caused the blast. Fire Commissioner Salvatore Cassano said rescue workers reached the rear of the basement Saturday but said that investigation of the piping and meters in the front of the basement that will help explain what caused the blast that killed eight people wi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57687454@www.sltrib.com Sat, 15 Mar 2014 22:48:26 MDT LAX union wants emergency training http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57685374-68/airport-workers-emergency-union.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57685374-68/airport-workers-emergency-union.html.csp">LAX union wants emergency training</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TAMI ABDOLLAH</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-15T16:45:11.424-06:00">Updated Mar 15, 2014 04:45PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Los Angeles • Thousands of Los Angeles International Airport workers had no idea what to do when a gunman opened fire last year in a terminal because they were inadequately trained to deal with an emergency, according to a union report. Members of SEIU United Service Workers West — sky caps, baggage handlers, wheelchair attendants and janitors — weren’t prepared for an evacuation, were hampered by poor communication, and were essentially on their own during the chaos, as panicked, fleeing passe...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576853742014-03-15T16:45:11.424-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-15T16:45:11.424-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57685374@www.sltrib.com Sat, 15 Mar 2014 16:45:11 MDT